Three Years

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December 21, 2022 – Striped Skunk in Bent Tree

Regarding the three-year gap on this website:  I was a member of the Board of Directors of Bent Tree Community, Inc. from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022.  Shortly after coming onboard, I was advised that there is an unofficial policy that prohibits board members from participating in social media postings involving Bent Tree.  The rationale is that anything said by one board member on social media could be misconstrued as to be speaking on behalf of the entire board. So, I basically took a three-year break. During the same time frame, some board members posted their individual perspectives on Facebook pages that are not official BTCI communication venues. I’ve never joined Facebook, but many people forwarded me some interesting FB posts from board members over the last three years. Aside from those FB postings, what was even more interesting is that the key person, who advised me against continuing my blog while I was on the board, started his own BT-centric website for a short period of time.

I’m thankful for my three years on the board, but I did miss being able to post on this website.  I have three years of photos that I’ve taken. Over the next few months I’ll go through them and post some favorites.

To start with, the skunk photo above is a recent one that’s fresh on my mind.  I’ve always known there were skunks in Bent Tree, but it was cool to actually see and get photos of a striped skunk on Denny Ridge two weeks ago. I didn’t have my usual camera with me, but at least I had my phone camera.